What it's like to live with PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, occurs when you have been through a trauma. It's pretty common.
Seven or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7-8% of the population) will experience PTSD at some point during life.
PTSD is especially common in the military, but it can happen to anyone. People who suffer from the condition opened up anonymously about what it's like.
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1. It makes it hard to leave the house:
2. Treatment can vary based on your gender:
3. It makes it nearly impossible to sleep:
4. Some people have really amazing breakthroughs:
5. It's not easy to open up:
6. It can leave you isolated:
7. It happens outside the military:
8. Sometimes, you still feel strong:
9. It can interfere with intimacy:
10. It makes everything more difficult:
11. Making friends is hard:
12. Service dogs help:
13. It can feel like you have two personalities:
14. It can render you helpless:
15. It makes interacting with others difficult:
16. Memories can be ruined:
17. It can come because of unexpected reasons: